Pathways to Exploration

Pathways to Exploration
Author: National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Committee on National Statistics,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Space Studies Board,Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board,Committee on Human Spaceflight
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 405
Release: 2014-09-30
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9780309305105

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The United States has publicly funded its human spaceflight program on a continuous basis for more than a half-century, through three wars and a half-dozen recessions, from the early Mercury and Gemini suborbital and Earth orbital missions, to the lunar landings, and thence to the first reusable winged crewed spaceplane that the United States operated for three decades. Today the United States is the major partner in a massive orbital facility - the International Space Station - that is becoming the focal point for the first tentative steps in commercial cargo and crewed orbital space flights. And yet, the long-term future of human spaceflight beyond this project is unclear. Pronouncements by multiple presidents of bold new ventures by Americans to the Moon, to Mars, and to an asteroid in its native orbit, have not been matched by the same commitment that accompanied President Kennedy\'s now fabled 1961 speech-namely, the substantial increase in NASA funding needed to make it happen. Are we still committed to advancing human spaceflight? What should a long-term goal be, and what does the United States need to do to achieve it? Pathways to Exploration explores the case for advancing this endeavor, drawing on the history of rationales for human spaceflight, examining the attitudes of stakeholders and the public, and carefully assessing the technical and fiscal realities. This report recommends maintaining the long-term focus on Mars as the horizon goal for human space exploration. With this goal in mind, the report considers funding levels necessary to maintain a robust tempo of execution, current research and exploration projects and the time/resources needed to continue them, and international cooperation that could contribute to the achievement of spaceflight to Mars. According to Pathways to Exploration, a successful U.S. program would require sustained national commitment and a budget that increases by more than the rate of inflation. In reviving a U.S. human exploration program capable of answering the enduring questions about humanity's destiny beyond our tiny blue planet, the nation will need to grapple with the attitudinal and fiscal realities of the nation today while staying true to a small but crucial set of fundamental principles for the conduct of exploration of the endless frontier. The recommendations of Pathways to Exploration provide a clear map toward a human spaceflight program that inspires students and citizens by furthering human exploration and discovery, while taking into account the long-term commitment necessary to achieve this goal.

A journey to inspire innovate and discover report of the President s Commission on Implementation of United States Space Exploration Policy

A journey to inspire  innovate  and discover   report of the President s Commission on Implementation of United States Space Exploration Policy
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: DIANE Publishing
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2024
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 9781428960176

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Benefits Stemming from Space Exploration

Benefits Stemming from Space Exploration
Author: Isecg
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 26
Release: 2013-10-24
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 1457849097

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The Long Space Age

The Long Space Age
Author: Alexander C. MacDonald
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 273
Release: 2017-01-01
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9780300219326

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A NASA insider highlights the current and historic roles of private enterprise in humanity s pursuit of spaceflight"

Journey to Inspire Innovate and Discover

Journey to Inspire  Innovate  and Discover
Author: United States. President's Commission on Implementation of United States Space Exploration Policy,Edward C. Aldridge
Publsiher: U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Admi
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2004
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: PURD:32754075292346

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Chairman: Edward C. "Pete" Aldridge, Jr.

Space Exploration in the United States

Space Exploration in the United States
Author: Thomas Gangale
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 382
Release: 2019-11-11
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9798216147541

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This select volume of historical documents is organized chronologically, spanning from 1914 to the present. Divided into eight chapters, it includes a narrative introduction to each historical period. This collection of historical documents provides insight into the history of the United States in its pursuit of the peaceful uses of outer space, with emphasis on the manned space program of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, as well as commercial American activities supporting human spaceflight in the early 21st century. Rocketry and space technology have served varied goals throughout the Space Age: pure research, as well as research applied for national security, national prestige, and commercial profit. There have been varied actors as well, among them individuals supported by philanthropists as well as governments, intergovernmental organizations, international consortiums, and for-profit corporations. This book focuses on space exploration, and in particular, human space exploration, leading to the questions, "Why have humans gone into outer space in the past?" and "Why will they do so in the future?" These documents help readers to examine the variety of fascinating answers to those questions.

Space Exploration

Space Exploration
Author: DK
Publsiher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
Total Pages: 74
Release: 2010-04-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN: 9781405365956

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Help your child learn about space exploration with the new edition of this fact-packed guide and dedicated website From how satellites in space help us to forecast the weather to how an astronaut's body is affected upon re-entering Earth's atmosphere; let your child discover all about the mysteries beyond Earth. They'll discover more about space exploration. Great for projects or just for fun, ensure your child learns everything they need to know about space exploration. With dedicated website www.ew.dk.com.

The New Space Race China vs USA

The New Space Race  China vs  USA
Author: Erik Seedhouse
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2010-04-06
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9781441908803

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The world’s most populous nation views space as an asset, not only from a technological and commercial perspective but also from a political one. The repercussions of this ideology already extend far beyond Washington. China vs. the United States explores future Chinese aspirations in space and the implications of a looming space race. Dr. Seedhouse provides background information on the fifteen-year history of the China National Space Administration and its long list of accomplishments. Sino-U.S. technological and commercial interests in space are discussed, including their interest in encouraging a potential space race. The national security objectives of the U.S. and China are also examined.